Needham police report multiple incidents including theft, fraud, and arrests

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NEEDHAM — Multiple incidents of theft, fraud, and a series of arrests have kept Needham Police Department officers busy over the past week, according to the police logs.

On March 18, at around 8 a.m., an officer was called to a construction site on First Avenue to investigate stolen property.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Later that morning, at 11:56 a.m., a resident from Oakland St reported to the station that a false unemployment claim had been filed in their name.

The matter was duly documented.

At 12:53 p.m. the same day, an officer followed up on a previous larceny case at a Webster St address from February.

By late afternoon, around 4:56 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a Chestnut St business for a hit-and-run report in the parking lot.

With aid from the Norfolk Police Department and witness statements, the other vehicle’s operator was identified.

An officer responded to a Highland Ave address at 6:03 p.m. for a report of a past accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle and documented the incident.

On March 19, at 2:46 p.m., a 2nd Ave resident reported a suspicious charge on their Express credit card.

The victim had already notified the credit card company and was advised to contact credit bureaus for potential additional fraudulent activities.

At 6:40 p.m., a Powder House Circle resident became yet another victim of fraud, which was subsequently reported and documented.

The evening of March 19 saw an officer notified at 7:55 p.m. of a suspicious message concerning a Webster St address.

March 20 involved traffic-related incidents including a motor vehicle stop on Highland Ave at 7:42 p.m. A 23-year-old Boston resident was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle after registration and license suspension.

Later that night, at 10:40 p.m., another vehicle stop on Chestnut St led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Norwood resident for multiple offenses including operating under the influence of liquor and drugs, distributing a Class B substance, and possession of a Class E substance.

On March 21 at approximately 12:15 p.m., an officer responded to Central Ave for a past larceny.

That afternoon, at around 3:35 p.m., a Greendale Ave resident reported being the victim of a fraudulent website.

March 22 began with officers responding to a business on Gould St at 8:55 a.m. for a threat received via email.

This incident is under investigation.

By midday, at 1:20 p.m., a disturbance related to a parking dispute on Franklin St led to the arrest of a 25-year-old Boston resident for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Later in the day, at 4:28 p.m., a Central Ave business employee reported threats from a co-worker.

The employee was provided with options for action.

On March 23, at 9:04 p.m., an officer was dispatched to an Edgewater Drive address for a report of a past breaking and entering, during which several items were reported stolen.

This incident is also under investigation.

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